Did you know ?
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 1 million skin cancers are diagnosed annually.
One in 5 Americans and one in 3 Caucasians will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.
More than 90% of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure.
A person’s risk for skin cancer doubles if he or she has had five or more sunburns.
More than 20 people die each day from skin cancer, primarily melanoma.
One blistering sunburn in childhood more than doubles a person’s chances of developing melanoma later in life.
Exposure to tanning beds before age 35 increases melanoma risk by 75%.
People who use tanning beds are 2.5 times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma and 1.5 times more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma.
Up to 90% of the visible skin changes commonly attributed to aging are caused by the sun. These changes can be seen as early as in one’s 20’s.
The majority of people diagnosed with melanoma are white men over age 50.
Melanoma is the third most common cancer in women aged 20-39 (The Skin Cancer Foundation).